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Murdered Jewish US Journalist Was An Israeli

Beheaded Jewish journalist had made aliyah, risked his life by fasting on Yom Kippur & prayed facing Jerusalem in captivity.

By Shimon Cohen


American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was brutally beheaded by the Islamic State terrorist group, took great risks to keep his Jewish faith in captivity, a former fellow-captive of the murdered journalist told Yediot Aharonoth.

Steven Sotloff seen before his execution

Steven Sotloff seen before his execution – Screenshot

However, it turns out that Sotloff was in fact Israeli.

A media gag order on the issue was released on Wednesday, allowing publication of the fact that Sotloff made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 2005 by himself, and studied at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.

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